Areas of Expertise

in the apparel and textile industries

  • Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Dress Infringement
  • Licensing
  • Building and Maintaining Brands
  • Fabric/Print Design and Origin
  • Wholesale Selling and Distribution to Retailers and Internet Sales
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Inventory Evaluations


Apparel Expert
Business Consultant
Expert Witness

Gabriele Goldaper has more than 45 years experience in the Fashion/Apparel/Textile industry as a manufacturer, retailer, consultant and college instructor, as well as been designated, as an expert witness, in more than 150+ apparel industry litigations. Ms. Goldaper has been deposed and testified for both defendants and plaintiffs in bench and jury trials as well as arbitrations. She has owned her own clothing manufacturing company and held key executive positions in major public and private apparel companies. 

In her consulting company, Gabriele Goldaper Apparel Business Consulting, Ms. Goldaper has consulted with more than 180 new, failing or growing apparel companies, and completed assignments for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Romania, Egypt, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Moscow, and Thailand as an apparel expert. She is a 30+ year member of the faculty at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.